Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 3797-3798 [2017-00570]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices consistent manner throughout the organization, including across different specialties, levels of care, and clinical sites? • What metrics are learning healthcare systems utilizing to: • Understand the degree to which they are functioning as a system? • Monitor progress on their rate of moving clinical evidence into practice? • Evaluate the consistency of application of evidence across the organization? • How do these metrics relate to health care delivery organization goal setting, individual employee performance review and internal compensation linked to performance? • How are learning healthcare systems involving patients and families in their efforts? • What evidence, tools, training, methods, data, or measures could AHRQ develop or provide that would have a significant impact on the ability of health care delivery organizations to utilize their own data, use externally produced data and evidence, and meet their own quality and safety goals? AHRQ will use the information it receives to assist in developing future initiatives. These initiatives may include but are not limited to developing research grant opportunities to advance this field, investing in the creation of tools and training materials for health professionals and healthcare delivery organizations, the development of quality improvement measures, and/ or convening learning collaboratives focused on accelerating the development of learning healthcare system capabilities within healthcare delivery organizations. Healthcare professionals and organizations are encouraged to respond to this RFI by submitting materials to the email address listed above by February 28, 2017. While AHRQ is interested in all of the specific questions listed above, respondents are welcome to include answers to as many or few as they choose as well as addressing additional areas of interest not listed. AHRQ encourages respondents to include a description of their healthcare delivery organization at the beginning of their response to provide context for the information they provide. Respondents are also encouraged to share supporting materials, such as charters for quality and safety improvement committees, data use agreements for learning collaboratives, population health VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 metrics and reports, or guidelines for the use of evidence-based practices, that they believe will help the Agency better understand how they are working to become learning healthcare systems. This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a policy, solicitation for applications, or as an obligation on the part of the Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. AHRQ will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder’s submission. However, responses to the RFI may be reflected in future solicitation(s). The information provided will be analyzed and may appear in reports. Respondents will not be identified in any published reports. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s). Andrew B. Bindman, Director. [FR Doc. 2017–00548 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program: Third FollowUp Data Collection. OMB No.: 0970–0394. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program. The proposed data collection activities are for the Impact Study of the first round of HPOG grants (HPOGImpact). The goal of HPOG-Impact is to evaluate the effectiveness of approaches used by 20 of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees to provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3797 opportunities for education, training, and advancement within the healthcare field. It is also intended to evaluate variation in participant impact that may be attributable to different HPOG program components and models. HPOG-Impact is one project within the broader portfolio of research that the ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is utilizing to assess the success of career pathways programs and models. This strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities and their results as well as the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project. In order to maximize learning across the portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and PACE baseline and follow-up surveys has been coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. (See OMB Control #0970–0397 for PACE data collection.) Four data collection efforts have been approved for HPOG research: One for approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved September 2011); a second for collection of baseline data (approved October 2012); a third for a follow-up survey of participants administered approximately 15 months after random assignment and for implementation study data collection (approved August 2013); and a fourth for a second followup survey of participants administered 36 months after random assignment (approved December 2014). This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for HPOG-Impact—a third follow-up survey for HPOG-Impact participants approximately 72 months after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their education and training experiences; employment experiences including their advancement in their career; economic well-being; student debt and repayment status; and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0394 will continue under this new request, specifically the 36-Month Follow-Up Survey and the Follow-Up Survey Contact Information Update Letters. Respondents: Random sample of individuals enrolled in the HPOGImpact Study. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 3798 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 72-Month Follow-Up Survey ................................................ 2,000 667 1 0.75 500 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the Agency’s Web site at http:// www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/ default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: On March 17, 2017, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the potential risks of misuse of peroxidebased contact lens products. Specific issues to be discussed include adequate labeling and packaging of these overthe-counter products. FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/ default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before March 2, 2017. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3797-3798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00570]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program: Third 
Follow-Up Data Collection.
    OMB No.: 0970-0394.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity 
Grant (HPOG) program. The proposed data collection activities are for 
the Impact Study of the first round of HPOG grants (HPOG-Impact). The 
goal of HPOG-Impact is to evaluate the effectiveness of approaches used 
by 20 of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees to provide TANF recipients and 
other low-income individuals with opportunities for education, 
training, and advancement within the healthcare field. It is also 
intended to evaluate variation in participant impact that may be 
attributable to different HPOG program components and models.
    HPOG-Impact is one project within the broader portfolio of research 
that the ACF Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is 
utilizing to assess the success of career pathways programs and models. 
This strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach 
for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities and 
their results as well as the Pathways for Advancing Careers and 
Education (PACE) project. In order to maximize learning across the 
portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and PACE baseline and 
follow-up surveys has been coordinated, and the majority of the data 
elements collected in these surveys are similar. (See OMB Control 
#0970-0397 for PACE data collection.)
    Four data collection efforts have been approved for HPOG research: 
One for approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved 
September 2011); a second for collection of baseline data (approved 
October 2012); a third for a follow-up survey of participants 
administered approximately 15 months after random assignment and for 
implementation study data collection (approved August 2013); and a 
fourth for a second follow-up survey of participants administered 36 
months after random assignment (approved December 2014).
    This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on 
a proposed new information collection activity for HPOG-Impact--a third 
follow-up survey for HPOG-Impact participants approximately 72 months 
after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up 
with study participants to document their education and training 
experiences; employment experiences including their advancement in 
their career; economic well-being; student debt and repayment status; 
and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with 
children. Previously approved collection activities under 0970-0394 
will continue under this new request, specifically the 36-Month Follow-
Up Survey and the Follow-Up Survey Contact Information Update Letters.
    Respondents: Random sample of individuals enrolled in the HPOG-
Impact Study.

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                                                                                                          Number of     Average  burden
                             Instrument                              Total number of   Annual  number   responses per      hours  per     Annual burden
                                                                       respondents    of  respondents     respondent        response          hours
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72-Month Follow-Up Survey..........................................           2,000              667                1             0.75              500
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by 
the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-00570 Filed 1-11-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-72-P